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Approx 250 paces down the footpath near corner of Woodlands Drive and Seeleys Road

Reported via mobile in the Overhanging branch/tree category anonymously at 22:34, Friday 12 April 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5845842.

A tree on the footpath has fallen across the footpath resting on fence on other side. At my head height , the path is blocked and has many small branches which are dangerous. I gave my head a nasty crack from the hidden branches. Tree needs to be removed.

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  • A Highway Officer will carry out an initial assessment of the tree, emergency issues will be corrected or made safe at the time of the inspection, if reasonably practicable to do so. In this context, making safe may constitute displaying warning notices, coning‐off or fencing‐off to protect the public from the tree or other suitable action.

    If the inspection team cannot make safe the defect at the time of inspection, then they will instigate the relevant emergency call procedures to ensure appropriate resources are mobilised to make the tree safe. Not all Highway Officers are not qualified as tree experts and in some cases they may need to arrange for a tree surgeon to visit the site and carry out a survey on the tree which can take up to 12 weeks.

    There may also be occasions when the issue reported will be classified as a minor defect and does not pose any risk to either the safety or the integrity of the highway, these are called minimum recording levels as specified in our Highways Safety Inspection Policy, in these cases no action will be taken.

    We do not prune or remove council owned trees to improve natural light for a private property (including obstruction of solar panels). If you wish to carry out any work on a tree, you must first check the tree is not protected before any work is started. How to find out if a tree has a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) in Buckinghamshire.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 22:34, Friday 12 April 2024

  • Update

    We have reviewed the issue reported and have amended the category; this will ensure your report is directed to the most appropriate team at the council.

    State changed to: For Triage

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:25, Tuesday 16 April 2024

  • State changed to: Internal referral

    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:25, Tuesday 16 April 2024

  • Update

    We have investigated this report and found that it is a Rights of Way issue, the details have been passed to the team.

    Please use the Right of Way online reporting system for any future ROW reports, that will ensure it gets to the right team first time and you will receive updates on your report.

    Regards Buckinghamshire Council

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:26, Tuesday 16 April 2024

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